Mikhail Illarionovich Artamonov
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December 5,1898
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Vygolovo, Tver guberniy
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Artamonov's scientific career was centered on the Leningrad University
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Artamonov's scientific career was centered on the Leningrad University, where he was a professor since 1935 and the head of the chair of archeology since 1949.He researched Bronze Age and Iron Age settlements by the Don River, in the North Caucasus and in the Ukraine.He excavated a great number of Scythian and Khazar kurgans and settlements (most famously, the Khazar fortress of Sarkel), and published a hefty monograph (Istoriya Khazar) on Khazars in 1962. Artamonov was appointed director of the Hermitage Museum in 1951.Artamonov was awarded the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner of Labour and various medals.

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Mikhail Illarionovich Artamonov (Russian: Михаил Илларионович Артамонов; December 5 [O.S. November 23] 1898 in the village of Vygolovo, Tver guberniya, now Tver Oblast - July 31, 1972 in Leningrad[1]) was a Soviet historian and archaeologist, who came to be recognized as the founding father of modern Khazar studies.